The Spartan W@rker
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In The Spartan W@rker, the authors approach the research of Organizational Psychology and Occupational Stress from a fresh and different perspective. It compares the modern work environment with the features and way of life of the famous Greek Spartan warriors. Spartan warriors embraced a unique lifestyle which made them become more resilient, engaged, committed and efficient in their everyday lives, both in times of peace and war. The book proposes that in an increasingly demanding work environment, such an approach would be very beneficial for workers who want and need to learn how to become more resilient and thus remain unaffected from the daily stresses of modern life. This book dedicates itself to explaining in detail the mechanisms through which occupational stress negatively affects our lives as well as in proposing techniques that will help individuals to enhance their coping skills in dealing with stress.
This book will appeal to a broad range of professionals looking to understand and reduce the occurrence of occupational stress with its playful style, which is nevertheless grounded in scientific literature and research.
2. The Spartan Warrior
3. Grasping the Concept of Stress
4. The Modern W@rk Terrain
5. The Occupational Stress Arena
6. Becoming a Spartan W@rker
7. The SpartanW@rker's Coping Techniques
8. Never Give Up! Keep Advancing
9. Epilogue: Rescue Mission: Help others Become Spartan W@rkers
Cary L. Cooper is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He is the President of the CIPD, President of the British Academy of Management, President of RELATE and President of the Institute of Welfare. He was knighted by the Queen in 2014 for his contribution to the social sciences.